drought

The South Asia water crisis is here. A hundred million people will be affected to begin with

Climate refuges: “The report also says that 40 per cent of India’s population will have no access to drinking water by 2030. News from India says that 21 cities with about a hundred million people, will run out of groundwater by 2020. The situation is alarming, given the fact that year 2020 is not very …

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LA Times: California is drought-free for the first time in nearly a decade

“In January, storms filled up many of the state’s water reserves almost to capacity and added about 580 billion gallons of water to reservoirs across the state. That month, the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, a major source of California’s water supply, doubled — and then doubled again in February. A year ago, just 11% …

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Climate Change Is Causing Food And Mental Health Crisis For These Indigenous People

Climate Change Is Causing Food And Mental Health Crisis For These Indigenous People Environmental Justice Foundation Frozen lake near Jokkmokk, Sweden. Frozen lake near Jokkmokk, Sweden. By Daisy Brickhill  One of the key findings of the most recent United Nations report on the mounting perils of climate change is that rising temperatures pose a distinct …

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New Study Shows Climate Crisis Could Mean ‘Time Bomb” for World’s Groundwater

New Study Shows Climate Crisis Could Mean ‘Time Bomb” for World’s Groundwater\ “In many parts of the world,” said one researcher, “changes in groundwater flows due to climate change could have a very long legacy.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer Pastoralists living in the Ewaso Ngiro river basin in central Kenya dig for water on …

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Wine Woes and Water Stress: How Non-Essential Industries Cope with a Changing Climate

“It is evident that as droughts become a more common phenomenon globally, the tension between vital needs and economic needs is increasing. While this spectrum by no means marks the only way to approach a water shortage, a clear trend is emerging that States are choosing between free economic choice to allocate water, and ensuring …

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A Hot, Dry Winter in California. Could It Be Drought Again?

As county officials in Napa & Sonoma keep approving water gouging crops like wine and cannabis, we are moving rapidly to drought with no real measures in place like mandatory rainwater catchment (think Australia where they dealt with drought head on and no longer need desalinization plants). Sonoma supervisors: if you want to build 30,000 …

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